FASD Fact #38: Many behavioral symptoms of FASD are due to a combination of differing brain functions.
Text: Many behavioral symptoms of FASD are due to a combination of differing brain functions.
For example, explosive rages could be:
- Sensory overload
- Overactive limbic response (fight or flight)
- Difficulty communicating
- “Age” appropriate developmental differences (meaning a reaction appropriate for developmental age, vs. chronological)
- FRUSTRATION due to being misunderstood or punished for behaviors directly related to a person’s disability
- Stress response due to inappropriate consequences over time
- Low blood sugar, mitigated by sugar cravings and a need for more frequent meals/higher quality foods
Or any combination of the above (plus many other possibilities!)…